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“This was given to me by a friend of my sister’s. Basically, he said, ‘You have to hear this!’ Although the record affected me greatly, I didn’t learn to play it. It hit me differently than The New One! It impressed me as though the entire album was one thing.
“Billy’s playing represented a different use of speed than what Buddy Rich was doing. It was my first exposure to… I don’t want to call it ‘high-powered funk.’ I don’t know what to call it, but fusion-funk is what I heard, especially him playing in 7.
“High energy, man. This was the first time I really heard that frantic use of speed.”